Obituary of Kimberly Jean Todd
On Tuesday, April 13th, 2021, Kimberly Jean Todd, age 56, passed away peacefully at Lexington Medical Center, surrounded by loved ones.
Kimberly is survived by her son and his wife, Justin and Kaitlyn Marie Todd; her mother and stepfather, Elizabeth and Gerald Camillo; brother, Edward Van De Grift; sister, Melanie Van De Grift; her father, Russell Van De Grift; and her constant companion dog, Lola.
Kim grew up spending time with her siblings, making sure they had the benefit of her direction of how to do, well, everything. She helped teach her younger brother how to ride a bike and played JTL tennis on a team with her sister. She helped out at her father’s veterinary clinic, where her love of animals blossomed. That passion was reflected many years later in achieving her dream of building a horse farm with her husband where she spent many happy years and became a competitive rider.
Kim attended College of Charleston, becoming a sister in the Tri Delta sorority. Charleston enlivened Kim’s love of water, where she began windsurfing. She went on to expand that love to boats and jet-skis, when windsurfers proved themselves too slow for her wandering spirit.
After college, Kim began a successful career with the Charleston Mosquito Control, where she was able to spend time in the beautiful outdoors with some exciting days traveling to remote areas with the helicopter team. Kim was able to tell the tale of being in a crash landing, but coming through it without a scratch.
This job opened a door for Kim to start a sales career in the chemical field for many years. She traveled extensively around the country, but could not wait to get home to spend time with Justin, the light of her life.
In Kim’s free time, she could be found riding around town with her sidekick, Lola, in her truck. Kim was a bargain hunter extraordinaire, hitting the local flea markets for her finds. Kim adored her mother, taking the time to take her mom to lunch, run her on errands and help her on home projects. Of course, that came with a lot of Kim providing direction on how something should be done. On many weekends after their projects were complete, Kim joined her mother to indulge in Gerry’s gourmet meals.
One of Kim’s greatest joys was seeing her son get married. She was overjoyed that Justin had found his soulmate, and so happy to be able to attend the wedding to celebrate.
Kim was fortunate to walk through her life with the love of her family in good and difficult times. Her Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday April 24th, 2021 at the lakeside Gazebo at Woodridge Memorial Park, 138 Corley Mill Road, Lexington, SC 29072. Viewing will begin at 10:00 AM at the Gazebo.